Bay Area Drought Watch

Bay Area Drought Watch

Coverage of California's looming water problem

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014 at 09:38 AM PST

Return of the Wild Pigs: Drought Keeps Trappers Busy

Return of the Wild Pigs: Drought Keeps Trappers Busy

The wild pigs are back. Every year, around this time, wild pigs in the Bay Area go on the hunt for food. Some homeowners in south San Jose say their neighborhood is being terrorized by a pack of boars every...

Friday, Nov 14, 2014 at 09:03 AM PST

Drought Brings Wildlife Into Backyards

Drought Brings Wildlife Into Backyards

California's severe drought is forcing wildlife to our backyards as they search for food, shelter and water.

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 at 01:18 PM PST

LA Rolls Out the Rain Barrels

LA Rolls Out the Rain Barrels

The free barrels distributed to residents registered for the pilot program will collect rainwater, which has been scarce during one of California's most severe droughts on record.

Friday, Nov 7, 2014 at 06:14 PM PST

Pot Farmers Steal Water Amid Epic Drought

Pot Farmers Steal Water Amid Epic Drought

In the midst of California’s epic drought, NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit has uncovered trespassing marijuana farmers stealing massive amounts of water meant for public lands.

Thursday, Nov 6, 2014 at 08:14 AM PST

Minor Drought Improvement After Season's First Rainfall

Minor Drought Improvement After Season's First Rainfall

A brief break in California's dry spell did little to improve drought conditions.

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014 at 01:27 PM PST

Warm Pacific May Mean More Drought

Warm Pacific May Mean More Drought

The North Pacific may be warmer than it's ever been, with temperatures off the coast of California warm enough for swimming.

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In January of 2014, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency for the state of California, in what could be the driest year on record in the history of the state.
 

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